They thought he was with them. They thought wrong.
Hollywood actor Tyler Perry went onto CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” and declared that he believed in having more police instead of going the other way around.
He said, “So, when they saw George Floyd’s death, this horrific, horrible death played out as this man pleaded for his life and begged and said ‘please’ many, many times, it — seeing it changes everything. So I became very, very optimistic when everybody galvanized together because I know that’s when change comes. When people galvanize and come together as one, that’s when change happens.”
“But, lately, I’ve been very, very concerned that the message is being hijacked by some other groups or political ads and parties that are trying to stop the message of what we’re asking for here as police reform, right? So, yeah, I was, but I’m worried now because of what I’m seeing.”
Perry is also seeing the violence that is erupting in the country, and things will need to be stopped.
He has made recent remarks stating, “Well, when I first heard it, I was troubled by it, and I thought OK, this is — this is going to be weaponized by — in this political year. I completely thought that that was happening. That’s exactly what’s happened. It’s been weaponized. But I did some research. And what I would challenge people to do is do research and find out what it means. Now, you’ve got to understand this — I’m not for taking money from the police department. I think we need more police. My studio is in a neighborhood where I think we need police.”
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